For a crucial aspect of the larger conflicts in Nigeria…
SWEET CRUDE: A FILM ABOUT THE NIGER DELTA
In a small corner of the most populous country in Africa, billions of dollars of crude oil flow under the feet of a desperate people. Immense wealth and abject poverty stand in stark contrast. The environment is decimated. The issues are complex, the answers elusive.
The documentary film Sweet Crude tells the story of Nigeria’s Niger Delta. The region is seething and the global stakes are high. But in this moment, there’s an opportunity to find solutions. What if the world paid attention before it was too late?
via Sweet Crude: A New Documentary on the Niger Delta by Sandy Cioffi.
It’s a bit OT, but who, come on, who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss – and today is his birthday! So, Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss – and thank you for all the pleasure you’ve given us over the years.
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“War is declared! Down with teachers! Up with revolution!”
Zéro de Conduite – Jeunes diables au collège, Jean Vigo’s 1933 masterpiece about schoolboy rebellion, is available for viewing and download on the Internet Archive.
A group of boarding students (played by Louis Lefebvre, Gilbert Pruchon, Gerard de Bedarieux, and Constantin Goldstein-Kehler) rebel against the regime of their teachers and the midget headmaster (played by Delphin). Continue reading